Definition of decarbonize in English:


(also decarbonise)


  • 1 Reduce the amount of gaseous carbon compounds released in or as a result of (an environment or process):

    ‘policies to decarbonize the UK economy’
    1. 1.1 Remove carbon or carbonaceous deposits from (an engine or other metal object).
      • ‘The simple construction meant that you could motor to work, strip and decarbonise the engine during your lunch break ready to motor back home again at end of the working day’
      • ‘Decarbonize the cylinder head with a good top engine cleaner to get rid of the deposits.’
      • ‘In the original cooling or through subsequent heat treatment, a matrix can be internally decarbonized or carburized by depositing graphite on existing sites or by dissolving carbon from them.’
      • ‘This machine can decarbonize any petrol engine.’